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What are Roadster Wire Wheels?
Our association with Roadster Wire Wheels began in 1996. Roadster Wire Wheels was a division of Zenith Wire Wheels at that time. The Roadster line of wheels was launched in 1988 and was focused on collector type cars such as Cadillacs, Thunderbirds, Buicks, Fords and Chryslers. The Roadster brand of wire wheels were proudly built in America and have earned a good name in the classic and collector car community. We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Roadster master wheel builders and their leaders.
Roadster Wire Wheels are made in the USA and have stainless steel spokes. All of the rest of the wheel material used in Roadster Wire Wheels are chrome plated steel. Stainless steel is nearly twice as strong as chrome plated steel is and stainless steel spokes will never rust.
The Roadster wheels have fancy automotive chrome plating and are especially designed for classic Cadillacs, Thunderbirds, Chryslers, Buicks, Chevrolets and Fords. The wheels are all 15 inch diameter and are tailored for specific makes and models. The Roadster line of wire wheels represent great value and we also offer free shipping in the Continental United States for our Roadster Wire Wheel customers.
Roadster Wire Wheels come with a limited warranty that protects against defects in workmanship and materials. We believe the chrome plating and materials used in the Roadster Wire Wheels are of excellent quality as we would expect from any wire wheel made by Dayton Wire Wheels.
What are Knock Off Wire Wheels?
When it comes to wire wheels, there are only two types of attaching methods available for the wire wheel consumer. The first type are Knock Off style wire wheels. The second type are Direct-Bolt-On style. Knock Off wire wheels attach to the vehicle through the use of an adapter, over-which the wheel slides on and is then held in place by a knock off hub. A lead hammer is typically used to secure the wheel to the car. Direct-Bolt-On wire wheels simply bolt directly to the car with conventional lug nuts and a torque wrench or tire iron.
Who Makes Wire Wheels?
Over time, there have only been four elite wire wheel makers. Those companies are Dayton, Truespoke, Zenith and Roadster. The oldest wire wheel builder is Dayton Wire Wheels of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton has been building wire wheels since 1916. Dayton only builds Knock Off style wheels for sale to the general public but does build Direct-Bolt-On type for the Roadster brand of fine wheels under private label.
Truespoke offers Direct-Bolt-On wire wheels only and does not build Knock Off style wire wheels. Zenith Wire Wheels are only Knock Off type wire wheels, however, Zenith has not produced any wire wheels at all since their acquisition by Coker Tire Company, over 20 years ago.